The Vancouver- based company, which recently acquired Waterloo-based online renovation design startup, DraftingSpace, won C $50 million in new funding in late 2014 to help beef up operations. It would be beyond a year, "Chief Executive Jeff Booth said in an interview. BuildDirect was founded more than 15 years ago by Jeff Booth, a builder, and his friend Rob Banks.» Read More
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ThredUP co-founder and CEO James Reinhart pitches his online consignment company to the "Power Pitch" panel. Will they be in or call it a dud?
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CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the controversy following comments made by an Uber executive suggesting the startup spend millions of dollars to dig up dirt on reporters.
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